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Juan Carlos Varela

Juan Carlos Varela

Juan Carlos Varela y Asociados

New York, NY, USA

Practice Areas
International Employment Law


Juan Carlos Varela is an international attorney licensed and admitted to practice before the courts in Venezuela. He focuses his practice on representing and advising global clients on matters throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, involving labor and employment law, executives' and workers' compensation, employment taxes, labor litigation matters, alternative dispute resolution, labor arbitration, and labor audits.

Juan Carlos is the office managing shareholder of Littler Mendelson's Venezuela offices in Caracas and Valencia, and he also works out of the Miami office. He co-chairs the firm's Latin America practice and supports the interests of clients throughout the entire Latin America region. He is actively involved in the firm's International Employment Practice Group and also serves on the firm’s board of directors.

Juan Carlos is a labor law professor at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. He has written numerous articles on labor-related issues and is regarded as one of the best labor lawyers in Venezuela.


Named, Best Lawyers in Venezuela, 2014
Named, Excellence in Client Service - Client Choice International, 2013
Named, Chambers Latin America
Named, Best Lawyers in Venezuela


LL.M., University of Miami, 2011
LL.M., University of Illinois, 1995, summa cum laude
J.D., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, VZ, 1992, cum laude

Bar Admissions



Supreme Tribunal of Justice, Venezuela


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